Hi all-- we, a bunch of doc students and recent phds (read: still poor), are looking for bar/restaurant options for our big trip to Chicago. We are staying at the Hyatt Recency on East Wacker.
Pho and the fast-food Korean place on our campus happen to be the group favorites for eating right now, but we are into anything. We will be in town for nearly a week (AERA convention), so all suggestions are welcome, as we will need quite a few places to go.
We are looking for reasonable holes-in-the-wall and one nice place for a big night out-- if anyone has a good Ethiopian suggestion, that is even better.
Also, as professional students, we do like to drink. Gin mills are totally acceptable, and while we like wine bars, we will more than likely not be able to hit more than one of those in our travels.
Thank you in advance for your help!